A dictionary of attributes that describe a font.
- macOS 10.3+
A font descriptor can be used to create or modify an
NSFont object. The system provides a font matching capability, so that you can partially describe a font by creating a font descriptor with, for example, just a family name. You can then find all the available fonts on the system with a matching family name using
There are several ways to create a new
NSFont object. You can use
font. to create a font descriptor based on either your custom attributes dictionary or on a specific font’s name and size. Alternatively you can use one of the
font instance methods (such as
font) to create a modified version of an existing descriptor. The latter methods are useful if you have an existing descriptor and simply want to change one aspect.
All attributes in the attributes dictionary are optional.